It was predictable: Arafat’s death, and particularly the coverup of its cause, have become grist for the propaganda jihad. From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
JERUSALEM — Israel is rejecting allegations from two militant groups that Israel killed Yasser Arafat with poison.
Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom called the allegations by Hamas and Islamic Jihad “scandalous and false.”
Shalom said Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath had publicly ruled out poisoning as a cause of Arafat’s death. Shalom said Israel had allowed medical teams from Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia to examine Arafat before he was taken to France.
The result of the rumormongering: Israeli Police to raise alert to ‘war level’.